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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 August 2016

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1

Which of these words means "a short pithy maxim"?

A
Legend
B
Fable
C
Fairy Tale
D
Aphorism
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2

In 1954 Obninsk, USSR, was the place for what ?

A
Launch of Sputnik 1
B
A devastating earthquake, killing over 200,000
C
Coming online of the world's first grid-connected nuclear power plant
D
A meteor strike
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3

What sport does Jo-Wilfried Tsonga specialise in?

A
Water polo
B
Soccer (football)
C
Handball
D
Tennis
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4

What instrument for measuring radiant heat was devised by Langley, an American physicist, in 1881?

A
Radiometer
B
Radiator
C
Bolometer
D
Sphygmomanometer
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5

Which of these places is furthest from New Orleans, Louisiana?

A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
B
Memphis, Tennessee
C
Houston, Texas
D
Dallas, Texas
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6

Which poet married Annabel Millbanke in 1815, was separated in 1816, was the subject of scandal about his relationship with his half sister Augusta, and died of fever at Missolonghi in 1824 after trying help Greek insurgents fight against the Turks?

A
John Keats
B
Percy Shelley
C
Lord Byron
D
John Milton
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7

The first 21 novels of the "Jennings" series of humorous children's books by Anthony Buckeridge, published between 1950 and 1973, were set where?

A
A farm in Devon
B
An air force cadet training unit
C
A British boarding school
D
The Norfolk Broads
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